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Chipping paint? Anyone experience this?

I've had my egg since May 2013 and cook on it every week. It's been about 3 months now and I've just noticed some very small spots on the lower section where the paint is coming off. The are about the size of a pin head. Functionally the egg is fine, but it kind of ticks me off. Anyone else see this same thing on theirs? See photo below. image
Dave - Austin, TX
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  • MklineMkline Posts: 177
    Sounds like the paint might have some issues in it or had some air bubbles. If it is an issue talk to your dealer and see what they recommend.
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 416
    Man... you gave me flashbacks to my days as a seaman apprentice in the USN. :-O





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  • LitLit Posts: 4,013
    I have seen a couple of those on my eggs before but not that many. They don't affect anything.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,824
    edited August 2013
    Sorry to hear, but what you have is crazing of the ceramic. BGEs are not painted. They are fired ceramics with a glass like glaze fired on to them. Your dealer may try to help you, but it is a common issue with such products. Another form is tiny hair line cracks. Good luck. BTW my medium has/had that issue too and in time dirt fills those tiny holes and you'll never notice them again.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,327
    Thanks RRP. They do seem to be tiny holes. I have not found many on the lid, yet. The bottom has quite a few.
    Dave - Austin, TX
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,824
    BTW if it really bothers you take your rain cap, or a foot if you were lucky enough to get a set of 3 of them to an art/craft store and match up the color of a small bottle of acrylic paint. Also buy a small paint brush with a tiny tip. The holes will vanish from your eyes!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,327
    You are awesome RRP.
    Dave - Austin, TX
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